Hosts Bill Duff and Jason Chambers have traveled to Korea to learn something about Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. In Korean, tae (태, 跆) means "to strike or break with foot"; kwon (권, 拳) means "to strike or break with fist", and do (도, 道) means "way", "method", or "path".
Thus, Taekwondo may be loosely translated as "the way of the hand and the foot."
The name Taekwondo is also written as Taekwon-do, Tae kwon-do, or Tae kwon do by various organizations, based on historical, philosophical, or political reasons.
It combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases meditation and philosophy.
In 1989, Taekwondo was the world's most popular martial art in terms of number of practitioners. Gyeorugi (pronounced [ɡjʌɾuɡi]), a type of sparring, has been an Olympic event since 2000.
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Human Weapon - 16 - Taekwondo